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Will of Margaret Denne

of Deal, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.40 folio 234
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen the second of April in the year of our Lord God 1609, I Margaret Denne of the Parish of Deal in the County of Kent widow sick in body but of perfect memory thanks be given to Almighty God do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First I will my Soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth.

And touching my goods first I give and bequeath to Thomas Denne my youngest son eleven pounds of lawful money of England to be paid to him at his age of thirty years or at his age of 24 years at the discretion of my Executor.
Item I give to the said Thomas Denne one ? chest and one cupboard at his age of 24 years.

Item I bequeath Vincent Denne my second son twenty shillings of lawful money of England within one month after my decease.
Item I give to Mary Snode my eldest daughter twenty shillings of lawful money of England within one month after my decease.
Item and likewise I give to my said daughter Mary one table and ? sheets.
Item I give to Elizabeth Denne my second daughter the like sum of twenty shillings of lawful money of England and one chest within one month after my decease.
Item I give to Martha Denne my third daughter now the wife of Samuel Pittock the like sum of twenty shillings of lawful money of England and one cow within one month after my decease.
Item I give Sara Denne my youngest daughter the like sum of twenty shillings of lawful money of England and one chest within one month after my decease.

Item I give to Joshua Denne, John Denne, Sara Denne and Elizabeth Denne the four children of Thomas Denne my eldest son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years. And I likewise give to the foresaid Joshua Denne one pair of sheets.

Item I give to Joane Denne, Samuel Denne, William Denne and Katherine Denne the four children of Vincent Denne my second son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years and my will is that if any of the said four children die before they be of the age of fifteen years then I will that one of them shall be the heir and I give to the foresaid Joane Denne one pair of sheets to be delivered to Vincent Denne her father presently after my decease.

Item I give to Martha Snode and to Mary Snode the two children of my eldest daughter to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at the several ages of fifteen years and I will that if any of the said two children die before they be of fifteen years the other to be her heir and I likewise give to the said Martha Snode one pair of sheets to be delivered to Anthony Snode her father presently after my decease.

Item I give to Mary Pittock and to Phoebe Pittock the two children of my daughter Martha to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years and I will that if any of the said two children die before they shall come to their age of fifteen years that then the other shall be her heir and I likewise give to the said Mary Pittock one pair of sheets to be delivered to Samuel Pittock her father presently after my decease.

Item I will my christening sheet to Mary Snode my eldest daughter and I will that all my other linen not yet bequeathed shall be equally divided between Thomas Denne my youngest son Elizabeth Denne and Sarah Denne two of my daughters.
Item I will to Joane Henecker my husbands daughter ten shillings to be paid within one month after my decease.

All my other goods my debts legacies and funeral expenses discharged I will and bequeath to Thomas Denne my eldest son whom I make Executor to this my last Will and Testament. Witnesses hereof,
William Coppin, Susan Warham.

Probatum in Latin in 1609


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